The water under Colorado’s Eastern Plains is running dry as farmers keep irrigating “great American desert.”

Farmers say they’re trying to wean from groundwater, but admit there are no easy answers amid pressures of corn prices, urban growth and interstate water agreements.


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Colorado mulls state limit for groundwater contamination from PFCs.


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Can Denver cut its greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 percent? It will take 100 percent renewable energy.

Denver floated strategies on Wednesday for meeting its big climate change goal, including pushing Xcel Energy to supply electricity only from renewable sources before 2030.

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US and German scientists calculate "committed warming" that cannot be stopped.

Earth rapidly is approaching the point where the amount of warming locked in by human pollution exceeds the limits nations set last year at the international climate meeting in Paris, according to government-backed research unveiled Monday.

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Appeals court asked to put off decision on fracking rule that Trump administration wants to undo.

Appeals court asked to put off decision on fracking rule that Trump administration wants to undo

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US Air Force admits base near Colorado Springs has water, soil contamination.

U.S. military operations at Peterson Air Force Base east of Colorado Springs contaminated water and soil with perfluorinated chemicals contained in firefighting foam, military officials acknowledged Tuesday as they unveiled results of a nine-month investigation – one that Colorado health officials are relying on as the chemicals spread through groundwater.

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When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

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Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

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